Live Simple – BE Grateful

self-approvalWhen was the last time you woke up and jumped out of bed because you’re excited about what today will bring you?

Too often we get trapped thinking we have to do things, because that’s what others do or because that’s what’s expected of us! That means that too many people are getting caught up in living a life that’s been built based on expectations (from society, your parents, media, community, etc)

Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you
Inspiration comes from doing, it comes from putting hand to material and creating something.

Inspiration doesn’t come from sitting idle and incessantly considering your next move.
It doesn’t come from wondering what could be, or putting yourself down for a lack of results. It comes from doing.

“Be Fearless In The Pursuit Of What Sets Your Soul On Fire.”

Time to start taking ownership for your health, your families, your relationships, your money situation, but most of all for you and your life’s purpose and passion. Time to start living, not just existing!

Begin the search. Ears open, mouth shut. Do that and watch your soul burn consistently with things and people that will change your life and give you that fire that will last a lifetime.

That’s how you get inspiration to find you working. You keep working at your craft until it finds you. You work and work and work. That’s why they keep finding paintings hiding under other paintings. Cover up your last attempt and practice again.

Whether you’re a stagnant artist, a sufferer of writers block, a designer who can’t get inspired, or someone who wants to be creative but has no idea where on earth to start.

Do something creative. Even if you couldn’t feel less inspired right now or you have so little direction it hurts. It doesn’t need to be a masterpiece, or your best work ever. It just needs to be something. A start.

No more deliberation. No more what ifs. Create something today, because the magic is in the doing.

Live simple and BE Grateful …Everything you need right now is already within you.

“By this means you will acquire the glory of the whole world” ~ The Emerald Tablet (4000BC)

gratitude-inspirationgrat·i·tude (noun) gratitude: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
Gratitude includes thankfulness, counting your blessings, and noticing simple pleasures. Being grateful and acknowledging everything that you receive becomes an easy habit when you live your life as if everything were a miracle, and be continuously aware of how much you’ve been given.

“And remember when God proclaimed: ‘If you are grateful I will give you more; but if you are ungrateful verily my punishment is indeed severe'” – Koran
“Whoever has will be given more, and will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken.” – Bible

Gratitude shifts your focus from what you lack to the abundance that is already present in your life. Behavioural and psychological research has shown the surprising life improvements that can stem from the practice of gratitude. Giving thanks makes people happier and more resilient, strengthens relationships, improves health, and reduces stress.

Gratitude should not be just a reaction receiving what you want, but an all-the-time practice. A practice where you constantly look for the good (even in unpleasant situations) and where you are able to notice the little things.

Singer and songwriter Willie Nelson said: “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”

go-with-passionInstead of waiting for a positive experience, start today, bringing gratitude to all your experiences. In this way you’ll be on your way toward becoming a master of gratitude.

Many famous figures have understood that everything they could ever choose to possess or experience is already in their possession.
All they need to do is acknowledge it, and that is why prayers of thanksgiving in advance are so powerful.

“When you arise, in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself.”  ~ Tecumseh (Shawnee native American leader)



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